If you've found this web page you must be thinking about further training and wondering how SLAM can help you well read on!

The first thing to say is that becoming a member of SLAM (and the IAM) is so much more than just "getting some extra training". Of course the first bit is the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Riding Course.  For only £149 (ask us if there are any current discounts available when you make contact) you can complete the Advanced Riding Course, including your Advanced Test and a full year's membership of the IAM. Once you have enrolled (via the IAM website - www.iamroadsmart.com ) you will be allocated to a course (we run 3 each year) where you will go out for between 7 and 10 "observed rides" on a 1 to 1 basis with a highly qualified SLAM Observer. He/she will assist you in attaining the level - required to pass your IAM test and become a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (or in our case Motorcyclists). One of your rides (nearer the test time) will be a check ride with a different SLAM Observer to give some additional input and ensure that you are approaching the level for the test.  Left bend position

You will also get to attend a theory workshop, a machine control slow manoeuvering session and a pre-test briefing.  Then there is the test itself with one of the IAM examiners who are all either serving or retired Police Class 1 Motorcyclists who are both supportive and fair in their assessment of your riding - they want you to pass!

One thing that we recognise at SLAM is that passing the test indicates that you are capable of riding to a good standard on a particular day - in our view you should never stop trying to learn and improve your riding skills. To that end every encouragement is given to train further and move up through the observer qualifications – which can be great fun and immensely rewarding... ask any of our Qualified Observers!

But wait... there’s more! We are a very active club and arrange a minimum of two ride-outs a month all year round plus weekends away, holidays in the UK and abroad, as well as other social events ranging from curry nights to wheelie schools! These are always superbly arranged to make sure that everyone has a good, and safe, time.  Group riding with the IAM is so much fun it's addictive – and it continues to develop your riding skills! You only have to look at how many members turn up time and time again!

Perhaps you just want to socialise with like-minded biking folk - well we meet on the first Thursday of every month at Preston Grasshoppers RFC in Preston at 8.00pm. As well as having regular speakers, it’s a great night of talking bikes, arranging rides, discussing life the universe and everything! We also have a social evening at the Boot and Shoe pub, Elswick every third Thursday in the month. You’re welcome to any and all of these events! Check out the details on the Events Diary!

Finally and in my opinion most importantly our club is successful because we ride bikes to enjoy ourselves, be it a club ride-out, an observed ride... even the test itself - if YOU don't enjoy it we’ve failed you!

So why not contact us now For more details please ring our Group Contact, Karen Poppleton on 0845 270 9409 or email her at contact@slambikers.co.uk

For more details of upcoming SLAM courses and events please go to the Events Diary on this site.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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